Trader Joe’s Cookbook Giveaway

I recently received this new cookbook which is being released in a few weeks.

The I Love Trader Joe’s Vegetarian Cookbook: 150 Delicious and Healthy Recipes Using Foods from the World’s Greatest Grocery Store

The book is your guide to turning healthy ingredients into inexpensive, mouth-watering, vegetarian meals for any day of the week. A few of the recipes include:

Pineapple Upside-Down Pancakes

Herbed Garlic Polenta Fries

Tuscan Tomato Soup

Tempeh Tacos

Pumpkin Spice Cobbler

There are 150 delicious vegetarian (and vegan) options from breakfast to dinner and everything in between. This cookbook has plenty of recipes and ideas to help you prepare easy and tasty vegetarian meals using ingredients from Trader Joe’s, and of course ingredients from other grocery stores may be substituted because although I love Trader Joe’s, I know not everyone has access to their stores.

I was a contributing author in this Trader Joe’s cookbook, which was just released last month, so between that cookbook and this one, I’m always cooking up something with TJ’s products. Here are a few of my favorite vegetarian or vegan recipes that can be made using Trader Joe’s ingredients:

Vegetable Lasagna Casserole (vegan, GF) – Non-traditional noodle-less lasagna that’s make with grated zucchini and carrots, which is baked to form the ‘noodle’. Trader Joe’s salsas and sauces work wonderfully to layer in the middle of this lasagna

Cheesy Taco Casserole – Gluten-free, vegetarian, and can be kept vegan. Like tacos, with rice and beans, in casserole form

Double Melted Cheese and Red Pepper Dip (GF) – Make in the microwave in 5 minutes. Fast, easy, and my new favorite dip. The Trader Joe’s green chilis add just a hint of heat to the dip and are only 99 cents

Spinach Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Cheesy Squares (vegetarian, with vegan & GF options) – Like spinach and artichoke dip, but baked into squares. Trader Joe’s frozen spinach, frozen artichokes, and marinated red peppers are the stars of the show

Spicy Baked Eggs and Hash Brown Casserole (vegetarian, GF) – Eggs, frozen hash browns, and frozen spinach make this meal easy , fast, and very budget-friendly

Chips and Cheese Chili Casserole (vegetarian/vegan, GF) – Tailgating dreams come true. Or make it for an easy weeknight meal that makes planned leftovers. Trader Joe’s has so many varieties of chips, any of which would be perfect baked into this dish

Mango Basil Personal-Sized Tortilla Pizzas (can be kept vegan & GF) – I love Trader Joe’s frozen mango chunks and am never without them or their frozen pineapple chunks, for smoothies to pizza

Pumpkin Spice and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola (vegan, GF) – Trader Joe’s pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree and dried cranberries are perfect for this fall-inspired granola. Year round I am never without their raisin medley with golden raisins or their semi-sweet chocolate chips

If you’d like to enter to win a copy of the cookbook, comment below to enter the giveaway:

1. What are a couple of your favorite Trader Joe’s products?


What’s your favorite cookbook of all time and why do you love it so much? (links welcome)

2. For a second entry, Twitter Follow @AverieCooks and and then tweet the following:

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Contest ends Tuesday, October 23, 2012 and winner will be chosen randomly. Open to continental U.S. residents only.

Reminder that this giveaway is also going on:

LeCreuset Enamaled Cast Iron Skillet Giveaway


  1. Favorite TJ’s product so far is the Cookie Butter!

  2. Their cookbook looks SO good…I always buy my mascarpone cheese there…well and lots lots more!

  3. I follow on pinterest

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  5. I really like the chocolate covered potato chips!

  6. I subscribe to your blog via email

  7. I follow on Instagram

  8. I subscribe to Averie Cooks

  9. Love all TJ’s nut butters and the greek yogurt. I’ll drive 40 minutes just to stock up.

  10. Oh, let’s see, what’s usually on our TJ list:
    – beer
    – wine (3 buck chuck syrah + 4.5 vino verde)
    – eggs
    – yogurt
    – COFFEE

    They have the most cost-effective coffee.

  11. My favorite cookbook is the Vegan Slow Cooker by Kathy Hestor. I love it because the recipes are sooo flavorful yet so simple. I can throw stuff into a pot and have a gourmet meal by the end of the day and I love that.

  12. I use my Better Homes and Gardens cookbook the most. Enchanted Broccoli Forrest is my favorite vegetarian cookbook and Dr Weil’s Healthy Kitchen.

  13. I love trader joe’s soy milk and their produce!

  14. I love their cookie butter!

  15. I’ve only been to Trader Joe’s a few times because it is too far away, but I did buy some vegetarian chorizo that was pretty yummy. I would love to try this cookbook!

  16. I subscribe to your emails.

  17. I follow you on Pinterest and have pinned several things, including the mac and cheese balls – yum!

  18. my favorite cookbook is totally cheesey. it’s the Cooking With FRIENDS cookbook, created at the height of the FRIENDS tv series Merchandising.. And even though it is an effort to get you to buy FRIENDS Merchandise, I have found it to be one of the best cookbooks I have. I keep coming back to the recipes there – chocolate waffles; potato gruyere casserole, pesto pizza, Phoebe’s Oatmeal cookies (which really are that good), great potato pancakes, and probably the best meatloaf recipe i have ever used. (everyone asks for the recipe..) – it’s out of print, but you can get it on through their used booksellers…

    i also subscribe to your emails and follow you on pinterest and facebook.

  19. I <3 Averie Cooks and Trader Joe's! What a great cookbook…would love to have it.:)

  20. love all the chocolate covered fruits

  21. liked you on fb

  22. A few favorite TJ’s products: Speculoos cookie butter, uncrystallized ginger, whole wheat couscous

  23. I already like you on FB!

  24. I re-pinned one of your delicious looking pins!! (Corn, green chile, and cheese bites. YUM!)

  25. I already subscribe to your blog via email. :)

  26. even though I’ve only been to TJs once (and it almost broke my bank, because I bought SO MUCH…everything just looks AMAZING and is priced AWESOME, so I want ALL THE THINGS!!!), one of my favorite products has been the Orange Champagne Vinegar. I use it to make all sorts of salad dressings and marinades, or just on its own. it’s great!

  27. I subscribe to your blog via email :)

  28. I follow you on Pinterest :)

  29. I like you on Facebook :)

  30. I like their tortilla chips… yum :)

  31. just re-pinned your Peaches & Coconut Cream Smoothie. mmm, two of my favorite things.

  32. I follow you on Pinterest, and i repinned your Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites!

  33. I “like” you on Facebook

  34. I already subscribe to your emails!

  35. I like you on facebook

  36. Love all the features! My favorite cookbook, though I’ve altered recipes to make them vegetarian/vegan depending the year, is the Joy of Cooking originally by Irma Rombauer.
    Thanks :)

  37. I subscribe to your emails

  38. I follow you on pinterest and repinned one of your pins

  39. I follow you on instagram

  40. Ohhhhh… I love Trader Joe’s. If I had to pick my favorite product it would be one of their nut butters for sure. Favorite cookbook? Considering I’m blog addicted for almost all of my cooking these days, my favoite is a hand me down cookbook from my mom. It’s the red Betty Crocker cookie cookbook. Well stained, and the copyright is like 1963, but to me – it’s priceless! Full of wonderful memories cooking with my mom.

  41. Love TJ’s guac and hummus! oh! and cookie butter!

  42. I subscribe to your emails – and love them!

  43. I follow you on Pinterest and of course, I have repinned many, many of your recipes. Not just pinned, but I actually make them too! Your pumpkin board is rockin lately… tis the season! =]

  44. Great giveaway! I love their no salt creamy peanut butter! I like to make dog treats with it!

  45. I subscribe via email

  46. i love their indian masada potato patties. in the freezer section and they are not always there so when i do see them i stock up with 4-6 boxes. yummy. thanks

  47. I love the Double Dark coffee, the blueberry preserves, and the fruit floes. And everything else in the store!

  48. I follow you on facebook.

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